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Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)
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Fares Koussay El Heni is a lawyer registered with the Tunisian and Parisian Bars. He is a Partner at Eversheds El Heni and Of counsel at Eversheds LLP in Paris. He has obtained diplomas from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France) in Business Law and Comparative Law in Arabic Countries. Prior to joining Eversheds El Heni (previously named CWA Tunisia) in 2011 as a partner, Fares worked as a lawyer in Paris at CFS, Winston & Strawn and Eversheds.

Fares advises and assists international companies, including those wishing to implement themselves in Tunisia, in business law, particularly on investments, currency exchange regulations, specific regulations, competition aspects and M&A.

Fares has also developed a specific expertise in labour law and social security law in France, Tunisia and Africa (more than 20 countries), advising international groups on the day-to-day management of human resources and on their project of international mobility, internal/international policies and regulation, and companies reorganisation. He is fluent in French, English and Arabic.

“Fares El Heni […] is able to ‘bridge the gap between Tunisian culture and international clients’. His clients include Tunisia’s largest bank and largest insurer, and he also advises local subsidiaries of international financial institutions.” Source : Legal 500 EMEA 2013 – Banking & Financial law


Farès Koussay El Heni est avocat inscrit aux Barreaux de Tunisie et de Paris et est diplômé de l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne en Droit des affaires et Droit comparé des pays arabes. Il est avocat associé au sein du cabinet Eversheds El Heni et « Of Counsel » au sein du cabinet Eversheds LLP à Paris. Avant de rejoindre le cabinet Eversheds El Heni (ancien CWA Tunisia) en 2011 comme associé, Farès a exercé comme avocat à Paris au sein des cabinets CFS, Winston & Strawn et Eversheds.

Farès conseille et assiste les sociétés internationales, notamment celles désireuses de s’implanter en Tunisie, en droit des affaires, en particulier en matière d'investissements, de règlementation des changes, de réglementions spécifiques, de concurrence et de restructurations.

Farès a également développé une expertise particulière en droit du travail et de la sécurité sociale en France, en Tunisie et en Afrique (plus de 20 pays) assistant les groupes internationaux dans la gestion au quotidien de leurs ressources humaines, mais également dans leurs projets internationaux de mobilité internationale, de mise en place de règlements internes/internationaux et de réorganisation d’entreprises. Il parle couramment français, arabe et anglais.

« Farès El Heni […] ‘fait la jonction entre la culture tunisienne et les clients internationaux’. Ses clients comprennent les plus grandes banques et la plus grandes compagnies d’assurance tunisiennes, et il conseille également des filiales d’institutions financières internationales. » Source : Legal 500 EMEA 2013 – Droit bancaire & Financier

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Algeria > Foreign firms

At Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland), Tunisia-based Farès Koussay El Heni  and Wesley Pydiamah, who is based in Paris, are the key names. The group handles a range of work but is particularly prominent in disputes and project and energy matters.

Tunisia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

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Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) has a broad corporate and commercial offering and displays expertise across the financial services, insurance, energy and natural resources, renewables, real estate and technology sectors. The team acts for clients including leading corporate entities and financial institutions doing business in Tunisia, frequently handling pan-African matters for multinationals. Managing partner Farès Koussay El Heni has significant experience in corporate, M&A and restructuring projects. Raouf El Heni and Soundès Mejdoub, who is noted for his expertise in advising multinational companies seeking to establish operations in Tunisia, are also key contacts.

Tunisia > Foreign firms

Based in Tunis, Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) advises clients across a broad range of areas, including corporate and M&A, banking and finance, insurance, employment, tax, energy and natural resources, real estate and disputes. Managing partner Farès Koussay El Heni is regularly involved in financing mandates and large corporate restructuring projects. Raouf El Heni leads all of the team’s work in litigation, insurance, banking and finance, renewable energy and real estate in Tunisia. Soundès Mejdoub specialises in assisting cross-border companies seeking to do business in Tunisia with restructuring and financing matters.

Tunisia > Dispute resolution

Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) has a strong track record in litigation and arbitration. The firm has expertise in a range of sectors, including financial services, insurance, energy and natural resources, renewables, real estate and technology. Key clients include a number of large international companies. Managing partner and practice co-head Farès Koussay El Heni is particularly experienced in acting for multinationals in international disputes. Practice co-head Raouf El Heni is a key individual and has a strong background in representing insurance companies in litigation.

Tunisia > Banking and finance

Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) has a sizeable banking and finance practice that advises a range of international financial institutions and banks. Managing partner Farès Koussay El Heni has a strong background in banking and finance. Practice co-head Raouf El Heni is also noted for his experience in major financing projects. Soundès Mejdoub is another key individual and has extensive banking and finance and private equity expertise in France, Tunisia and across Africa, often assisting international banks.

Morocco > Foreign firms

The Paris office of Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP advises leading global brands on employment, finance, corporate and contentious matters in Morocco. The firm recently assisted Nokia with a diverse range of matters arising from its day-to-day operations in the country, working closely with teams in the firm’s other African offices located in Tunis, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Louis. The firm also advised GE and Roche on HR and corporate matters. Farès Koussay El Heni, who handles corporate and employment matters, and dispute resolution partner Wesley Pydiamah, lead the practice. In addition, they are also deputy co-heads of the firm-wide Africa group.